Madrid Nightlife Guide

Madrid nightlife is one of great variety and there is something for everyone, regardless of what musical taste you may prefer and what type of venue you wish to pass the night away in. Jazz, Flamenco, House, Blues to name but a few are all the different types of music you can find throughout the city.

Madrid is known as a city that never sleeps and as you experience the nightlife in Madrid, it is very easy to understand why this city is famous for that saying.

The atmosphere in Madrid at night is fantastic, with it’s wealth of bars, restaurants, Tapas bars and night clubs, it is very easy to get lost in the vibe and party til the early hours.

Madrid NightlifeMadrid does not really get going until after 11pm and many locals do not even venture out until then. When one bar closes in Madrid, another one opens and just when you think it is time for home, you will see people queing to get in to another night club or late night bar.

If you are looking for nightlife, Madrid will not disappoint you. Whether you are looking to enjoy a few drinks with friends and enjoy the many Tapas that are available or whether you are looking to party the night away in one of Madrid’s larger night clubs, Madrid nightlife will cater for you.

Madrid Nightlife And Nightclubs

The larger night clubs in Madrid will charge an entrance fee and the price will vary depending on how popular the night club is and what night of the week you go. Most entrance fees do include a free drink on entry and some clubs offer FREE entry before a certain time. However, as most clubs don’t really start to get going before 1am, you might have a few hours to wait in an empty club should you choose to avoid paying the entrance fee by going in early.

Most of the clubs do offer discounts on entry if you present one of the promotional fliers that they distribute and these can generally be found in hotels, clothes shops around the city, bars and people handing them out in the street.

Madrid nightlife spans over several areas of the city where you can find a whole variety of bars and clubs. It is great to bounce from one area to the next and experience a whole mix of culture, fashion and sounds.

Main Areas Of The City For Madrid Nightlife

Plaza Santa Ana, La Latina and Malasaña are a couple of the main areas and the main gay area is Chueca but it is very mixed with great bars and worth a visit. Here are a few bars that you may want to check out, they are all different and some offer live music, cocktails etc….


Barrio Alto

Bristol Bar

Café Central



Casa Patas


Glass Bar

Joy Madrid

Le Cabrera


Marula Café

Museo Chicote

Olé Lola

Sala Heineken

Soul Station


No matter what you are visiting Madrid for, you will not be disappointed with what it has to offers and the Madrid nightlife is one of the best in Europe, Enjoy!